Friday, February 29, 2008

Alas, poor Dil. We knew ye well.

What a difference a day (or two) makes! Here is all that remains of handsome Dil, the one and only snowman my son had a chance to make this winter. Well, at least so far. We still have March to get through, with its crazy weather. Perhaps Dil has a brother or sister up there in the atmosphere, waiting to fall to earth in many little crystal flakes.

Tomorrow, when everyone turns their calendars over to March, audible gasps will be heard with the realization that Easter is only 23 days away. Better get those decorations out! And if you would like a sweet, little something for your basket, how about one of these bunnies? All waiting over in my etsy shop!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

And so it snowed

Well into winter, we finally had our first snow fall. Big, fluffy flakes fell most of the day.
The most perfect flakes for snowballs and snowmen. Meet Dil.

I also have been working on closing my antique booth. I didn't realize how much stuff I had there until I started cleaning it out. It is a bit overwhelming, but also I feel a sense of freedom. I am making progress toward my resolution to keep moving, keep doing. Some of the items have already been posted in my merrysunshine shop on etsy. I am trying to post a few days a week.

I did backslide on one part of my resolution though. I couldn't resist these adorable vintage Easter ice cream containers. Yes, I bought more stuff. Old store stock, manufactured by the Lily Tulip company during the 1960's. Originally intended for a pint of ice cream, I think they make the greatest retro Easter baskets. You can find this basket for sale here.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Good Night Moon

I hope you were able to see the spectacular lunar eclipse last night! It was so cloudy all day I really didn't think we would have a chance, but as night fell, the moon rose into a clear, cloudless sky. We all watched from the kitchen windows since it was around 15 degrees outside. Just gorgeous. I was so happy, then my son broke the kitchen table. Thankfully, he didn't get hurt when the leg broke off, and now I have a 2x4 propped underneath to keep it level. Guess we will be doing some woodwork this weekend...

As the month comes to a close I have been trying to empty out my antique booth little by little. The easiest things to bring home were the linens, so they are what is filling my etsy shop at the moment. If linens aren't your thing, please keep checking back since I will be listing a variety of vintage things: kitchen ware, figurines, sewing stuff and jewelry. Nothing too expensive, priced to sell (so I don't have to store it anywhere!)

And once again, we are waiting for the snow. This is suppose to be nasty: 3-4 inches, then turning to sleet, freezing rain or more snow. So, I need to make a grocery store run for necessities: marshmallows, hot chocolate and brownie mix.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope it is filled with love, family, friends
and every good thing.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bacteria and beginnings

I have been dealing with a house full of sick children and husband for the last two and a half weeks now. Strep throat came to visit and left a 24 stomach virus as an unwanted guest. Trips to the doctor, trips to the pharmacy, trips to buy slushies and sherbert. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all the antibiotics, bleach and Lysol have finally succeeded in kicking those errant bactrium out of my house for good. So far, everyone is at school and work and no calls from the nurse.

Needless to say, so much has gone on the back burner, including my focusing power. I have a pile of items to go into my etsy shop and I'm beginning to list sporatically throughout the day. But the pile to time ratio is very lopsided. I don't know how others managed to create, photograph, blog, flickr, sell, ship, update etc. and have time to do anything else! My hat goes off to you all, you know who you are! I kneel at the feet of the masters.

It has been so bitterly cold the last few days, but with no snow. Just bone chilling, windy cold. When I went outside to throw out the trash, I noticed the tender green shoots of daffodils coming out of the hard, brown ground. Beginnings....